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News- March 9, 2020

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department distributed several press releases over the weekend as the coronavirus disease progressed into the state of Kentucky. A case of the disease was discovered in the Commonwealth for the first time on Friday in Lexington, and since then, several more cases have come to light. Lincoln Trail wants to remind their service area that the Health Department is in constant contact with the Kentucky Department for Public Health for any updates, and that a hotline for the coronavirus has been established at 1-800-722-5725. The department also notes that they have established procedures to prevent, identify, and contain negative impacts associated with communicable diseases.

Last Thursday, the Leitchfield Police Department received a report of a hit and run. According to a release from the department, the incident occurred at the intersection of William Thompson Byway and South Main Street. The vehicle, a white Chevrolet pickup truck, matched the description of a vehicle that was reported in an earlier incident in which the driver had been in a verbal altercation with road workers at another location. An officer observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver fled. The vehicle continued onto public square and then struck an oncoming vehicle. He continued on to South Main Street, and struck several more vehicles at a stop light, then several more parked vehicles in the lot of a business. The driver, Christopher Bell of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, and careless driving, with additional charges pending.

Hosparus Health will be hosting a tea and auction at Pritchard Community Center later this month. The event will take place on March 21st from 2-4 PM. The money from the event will go to the various programs Hosparus sponsors including Courageous Kids and grief counseling. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children eleven and under. Seating is limited.